Last update: Sept. 13, 2005
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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This is a moss that contains a lot of mucilage, carrageenin (Galactose polymers), much Iodine and some Arsenic. The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health has not approved any medical indication of this plant. Traditionally used as a laxative drug. It is also used to make fluids thicker or jelly-like in the food and cosmetic industry. We have to take into account its content of iodine in order to achieve WHO’s recommendations on Iodine supplementation.
We do not have alternatives for Carrageen.
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